This is my first review...Some things to mention, we travelled for the first time to Myrtle Beach with inlaws and 9 and 4 year olds. We arrived a bit before ck in and our room wasnt ready, but they took our cell number and gave us parking passes. We had a nice lunch in the capts cafe and then got our room keys. I must mention the hallways are mostly "outdoor" and open and drafty. So walks from the water park back to your room was chilly and breezy, Id suggest bringing a robe! But the kids didnt mind and it was a quick walk. WE LOVED having the kitchen, as we were there for a week, we cooked all our breakfasts and most lunches. The kitchen had plenty of silverware/plates. There were 3 glass bowls sm med lrg., one plastic lg bowl. one 8 inch skillet and one 10 ish inch skillet, one 2 qt pan and one sauce pan....It had flippers, can opener, blender, knives, coffee pot, toaster (4 slice) and micro, stove, full fridge. A few more bowls would have been nice...but was ok with what we had. They provided dish washer soap and dish soap, and wash cloths and towels for the kitchen a nice bonus! Some things not to forget....salt and pepper and other spices AND ziploc bags and saran wrap...Only if you plan to cook in! There were many grocery store options and the front desk was extremely helpful with this. We mostly shopped at the BiLo on 38th Ave. But there were many choices. The waterparks of course have chlorine, so pack the kids goggles!! We broke the rules and did wrap the kids in towels from the pool to our rooms...its off season and there were plenty so I didn't feel too guilty about it! The WONDERFUL Find was the outdoor pool and lazy river at The Palms were well heated!!! So we could breathe fresh outdoor air which was chilly...but the water was balmy!!!! We enjoyed many hours in the pool! The coffee shop was nice and hubby did have a cup of coffee one day. The Capts cafe had GREAT SERVICE and prices were about what we expected to pay at a resort. We skipped the breakfast buffet...But did attend the Admirals Room for the Thanksgiving Buffet, the Executive Chef was extremely pleasant and cooked over 550lbs of turkey this year! WOW! The food was good, service good..But be advised YOU NEED RESERVATIONS!!! the room is small! and they have 3 seatings (there was a meal availabe at the cafe as well) ..OR there are many many restaurants that offer turkey dinners in the area as well so don't fret!
We had an ocean front deluxe 3 bd rm condo for the week, and the housekeeping staff was very helpful and pleasant and gave us extra kitchen towels when asked..and we did put our privacy needed notice in the door lock every night until we were up and moving in the morning! just a tip...if you dont want to be surprised! We did have a different housekeeper everyday with the holiday, but they were all pleasant and unobtrusive.
Our view was simply breathtaking! Had balconies of master and living area..in the off season when temps are cooler you really MUST get an ocean view! When its breezy or chilly you arent going to want to sit on the beach..but from the comfort of you room....you can see it all! We were put in The Palms Tower floor 10, and our view was great of the skywheel and sunrises and sun sets as well....BEAUTIFUL!
Ckin staff and ckout staff was pleasant and gave us a map of the resort. I would suggest taking a few mins to walk around and see whats there! We found the putt putt on the last day! YES the parking garage is across the street....but we always found a spot, the parking garage elevators are very slow moving so find a lower spot if possible! I would strongly suggest if travelling with handicapped, BRING YOUR handicap parking tag, OR pick them up at the dropoff/pick up zone. The extended golf cart did transport people to and from parking garage, but unless they happened to be there we usually just walked it. It really wasnt that far! There was NO traffic in the off season and parking was permitted in the streets during the day.
Let me say, this resort is hybrid of a condo or house on the beach and a hotel. We have stayed many times in rental homes on the beach....But this was better!
In the offseason This is where you want to stay with kids!
We will be back!
OHHH yeah....wifi was extremely simple...gave us a log in and password at ck in and it was reliable daily/nightly! at no extra charge..THANKS DUNES VILLAGE!